PARK ROAD - Walney Island

It is often considered a mistake in this day and age if the same Borough carries two 'roads' with the same name, but this is exactly what has happened here in Barrow-in-Furness as the picture above shows. However contrary to popular belief the 'road' above takes its name not from the modern day caravan park, which it runs alongside, but from the inhabitants of Furness Abbey. Park Road, Walney has been here for an extremely long time, it dates a lot further back than its 'mainland' namesake to monastic times when the road actually run through a sheep 'park' that was owned and run by the aforementioned Monks of Furness...  







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